I, personally, have never been a victim of domestic abuse. That being said, I do know people who have been. I wasn't going to do any fundraising this year, but recently a friend of mine opened up about his struggle. I respect anyone at all who has the courage to stand up to his or her abuser and LEAVE THE RELATIONSHIP and start over, regardless of the difficulties they will face starting over--financial, legal, or whatever. Although this is a little bit short notice, I am hoping to raise some funds to support WSCADV and their work to stop domestic abuse. I also want to honor my friend who left his spouse after putting up with abuse for too long. I'm proud of him for having the courage to do so.